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LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ELECTORATE

DEFINITION:
A body of qualified voters.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coming presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins in a virtual dead heat, a competition between two candidates viewed unfavorably by a majority of the current electorate and with voters motivated as much by whom they don't like as by whom they do, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The Denver Post, 05/23/2016

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Playfully jocular; humorous

Facetious

Enervate

Nanotechnology

Circumnavigate


2. Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Nanotechnology

Circumnavigate

Epiphany

Fiduciary


3. A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Totalitarian

Reciprocal

Usurp

Hemoglobin


4. To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Metamorphosis

Recapitulate

Precipitous

Evanescent


5. Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Antebellum

Incognito

Lugubrious

Vacuous


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